Tuesday 29th May 2007 - Weather: Just awful! Rain, the wind, then hail, then sun!!
No, not an allotment visit, but the picture, as promised, or my very first courgette of the season. For you Lily, and others, the variety is Parthenon F1, sold by Thompson & Morgan and the description says:
'For extra early crops! Plants do not require pollination to set fruit, therefore adverse weather, poor light levels and lack of bees do not affect cropping performance.'
She may have been only small, but she was perfect in every way, and I enjoyed her whole, flower and all, sliced in half and cooked lightly. Delightful!